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Research to improve young people’s health and wellbeing through sport

Spear has secured funding to evaluate high-profile projects supporting underrepresented groups to improve health and wellbeing through sport in cricket and rugby.

23 November 2022

Canterbury Christ Church University and Kent Football Association launch Kent’s first football academy for girls

Young females in Kent will being given the opportunity to progress into elite football for the first time.

23 August 2022

Alumna Grace Balsdon wins historic hockey gold at Commonwealth Games

Physical Education and Sport Exercise Science graduate, Grace Balsdon, was part of the England women’s hockey team who secured a Gold medal for the first time at this year’s Commonwealth Games.

09 August 2022

From Foundation Year to aspiring Formula 1 engineer

Mechanical Engineering student Rebekkah Astbury is spending International Women in Engineering Day with the Red Bull racing team gaining a unique experience and insight into the secretive world of F1.

22 June 2022

The BRIT Challenge is back: University raises funds for young people’s mental health

Canterbury Christ Church University and Christ Church Students’ Union are joining forces with institutions across the UK to take part in the BRIT Challenge 2022.

04 February 2022

Christ Church alumna Grace Balsdon wins Olympic Hockey Bronze

Grace was an Elite Christ Church Sport Scholar from 2011- 2014, receiving a bursary and support from the University to help her balance studies alongside her sporting schedule.

06 August 2021

Professor to continue her world leading work on Paralympic Classification Code

Professor Jan Burns MBE has been invited by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to be part of their three-year review of the Classification Code.

25 March 2021

Christ Church academic wins best article of 2020 prize

Theoretical Criminology: An International Journal, recently announced that Dr Jennifer Hardes from the School of Law, Policing & Social Sciences has won the best article of 2020 prize.

20 January 2021

Anti-doping education: Teaching athletes about morality in sport can help reduce doping

Elite athletes can be persuaded not to take banned substances either by appealing to their sense of morality or educating them about the risks of using performance-enhancing drugs.

04 December 2020

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